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campaigns are adjusting schedules. the house and senate has a proceed form tpa session and the government is closed. the presidents have suspended campaign activities the rest of the day and the president is in washington, d.c. monitoring the situation with the fema. >> the stories are textbook left out. great stories about real people in american history. very important moments in american history that we don't know about. the first pilgrims in america came 50 years before the mayflower sailed. they were french. they made wine. they landed in florida in june instead of december but were wiped out by the spanish but we left that out of the textbook. a woman was taken captive by indians in 1695, marched into new hampshire. in the middle of the night she killed her captors and realized she could get a bounty for cancelness and got them and made her way to boston. they erected a statue to her, the first statue to an american woman showed her with a hatchet in one hand and scalps in the other. kenneth davis is our guest sunday. he is a best selling author of the "don't know much" series. watc
. host: is a short amount of your district, the sixth district, talk about what the federal government is point to do and whether there will be enough funding for the damage out there in new jersey and up and down the east coast. guest: we have got to make sure there is enough funding. this is like to take emergency appropriations bill to pay for. there's not enough money for disaster relief. there's got to be an emergency appropriation. i think it has to be robust enough to cover all of this. it is going to be very costly. just looking at where i was yesterday, yesterday i went to bellmawr, new jersey to look at the damage. you have all of the sand that washed away from the beach. you are talking about beach replenishment. and all of the damage to homes. some people have insurance. but for those who do not, or if their insurance is not complete enough to provide insurance, the federal government has got to help out. and i am certain that we will pass an appropriations bill to cover this, but it will be in the billions of dollars. i hope our colleagues on both sides of the aisle unders
about the federal government's role in disasters. i agree with you. if mitt romney is elected, it would be a disaster. this man wants to have 50 states doing 50 different things. how can we have a country like that? >> bill: you can't. by the way, you would have some idiot governors right like there were idiot governors who refused to take stimulus money. >> like the one down in louisiana. >> bill: that's the guy i was talking about. bobby jindal. there are governors that refuse to take high-speed rail money right. >> caller: that's unbelievable because in europe, you don't have to fly everywhere. it would advance the country. i don't understand the retch can thinking. >> bill: i think sandy really proves that this republican thinking is not good for our country. it doesn't fit the needs of americans and it just shows how shallow and wrong mitt romney's whole philosophy is. just think about hurricane sandy. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." stages of a plan they hatched back probably at reagan's
, allows states to spend money that they don't have because the federal government will back them up. stuff like that. then there is getting the briefings from his national security team, sort of the homeland domestic security team. that's john brennan. janet napolitano, and then of course chris fugate who is the head of fema but he was brought in as sort of -- he was jeb bush's head of emergency planning in florida during that period, if you recall, when florida went through four hurricanes. all of the other states didn't seem to do it and this guy was seen as nonpartisan super emergency management person, if you will. and that's the guy running fema. the president is getting constant updates. you've got to wait it out. you've got to find out a middle storm. and you're managing and brought everything in and waiting for the storm to pass to figure out, okay, how bad is the cleanup? right now it's just hunker down. >> hold on. we got an update. sandy is now a post tropical cyclone, still very powerful and expected to make landfall in one hour right near us. let me show you a picture. this is
of all the almost of billions of dollars the federal government has spent trying to save those beaches and restore them again and again every few years. this is going to wreak havoc on all that construction of really beautiful beach we've had over the recent years. >> reporter: absolutely. and actually this boardwalk what i'm told is that this boardwalk used stimulus money to restore it. so if this does go under, obviously that's going to be a big challenge to restore it. but a lot of money has been invested into beach restoration and i did ask the governor how much money in terms of oon economic impact that he anticipated in terms of a shutdown because obviously the state government is shut down. nobody is going to work at the state government, and a big mass of businesses here have closed as well. so you can imagine people not working. that's going to be a huge economic loss, but he said the most important thing is that there are no lives lost at this point. he says he'll deal with the economic losses later as long as they can save lives at this point, chris. >> great reporting. grea
government that has a $16 trillion national debt, i can't even figure out what those numbers are. we have got these young people here, like my daughter's. we do not have the right to make them pay for the rest of their lives for the fact that we could not get our spending under control. it would be no different than running up credit card bills and passing them on to our kids. we would not do that. so why do we let the government do this? it is time to end that. we have got to move to a balanced budget. it will give us more success. you know, they are talking about -- president obama is talking about a tax increase. there are two of things wrong with that. one is that i happen to know where the money goes. and secondly, raising taxes on people is not the answer in washington. i was there when we balance the budget in 1997. and we cut taxes. we did not raise taxes. to give them more money, they will spend it. it will hurt malkin -- small businesses and hurt our ability to create jobs. that is why so many small business people have been paralyzed. and then come the regulations. a small business
importantly, he works for city governments. gordon feller, michael littlejohn and you have heard from carlo. it is very hard to moderate. all i want to do is tweet. i wanted to start with a question that really builds off of carlo's presentation. this can be a very broad conversation. we are talking about efficiency and how we manage congestion and lower energies. we are talking about the integration of data. we are talking about participation was social media, co-production of solution. david mentioned this. the united states is not quite at the vanguard of this. when i think it can just in, i think about singapore. he brought the copenhagen. i want to start with the ibm and cisco part part of the world. where do you see progress within cities? where in the u.s.? >> we can point to smarter transportation and public safety and health care. that is not necessarily a smarter city. a smarter city, and it was alluded to a number of times this morning, is a city of the complex group of systems. how do you take advantage of the integration of those systems. this is where we are lacking. take a bu
personal experience. >> >> you cited the number of people who earn their paychecks from the government. if you turn down the government are we exasperating the problem? >> we have made our economy depended on government. what we need to do to turn this economy around is trim down the drag of government and increase the entrepreneurship and the private sector and when you grow the -- >> do you mean term jobs? >> we need to hold the rate of growth of government to no more than the rate of inflation. jack disagrees. >> we have done it. the average growth since i took office i is -- is 1.7%. we're going back to the administration were our state government headcount. the only administration going back all the way to the administration and it is not to layoffs, it has attrition. no other administration can say that. we will make a move in the right direction. >> we've seen the governor's rec. what about yours? can you tell us about how you were able to create jobs or how you managed? >> it is not the government's roll to create jobs. i have worked with large employers. successful companies.
for most private schools right now. the federal government also cled. all nonessential employees should stay at home. most major local governments also closed in maryland and virginia along with the d.c. government, and metro shut down all rail services, all bus services for the first time since 2003. marc, vre also closed today. and amtrak says its northeast corridor is shut down. a complete list for you at the bottom of your screen and at nbcwashington.com. >> let's che in with storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein right now. as you take a look outside at reagan national airport, almost all of the flights here at the local airports at reagan national, dulles, and bwi are cancelled. be sure to check your airline as you head out the door. >> breedsy and light rain already falling and getting heavier across parts of our immediate area right now. some of the places that are more to the east are being hit particularly hard already at this hour. now we've got storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein to break it down. >> you can see the extent of this storm. it's huge. it's about 1,000 miles
in such a way that people can be represented in governments in a more effective fashion than they are now. president karzai has been handed a constitution where he rules the whole country. a saint would use that power. he has abused that power. i would like to look into a new constitution that would represent the people in afghanistan better than today. >> time for a new constitution in afghanistan? >> i think that we need to first of all make sure that everybody who has served there in this country, that we recognize they did everything that we asked them to do. in the and they have been asked to help train police forces. much like the national guard, they have been asked to help train them so they can take care of their own country. they need to do that. the sooner we can get out of afghanistan, the better. we need to invite these gentle back to the small communities of this district. we need to build here. we need to build infrastructure here. >> not that you are not saying something important, but i promised you earlier we would get to the farm bill. the prior farm bill has expired fo
. that individuals create jobs not government that creates jobs. [applause] when mitt romney is president he is going to need another united states senator, republican senator from florida. [applause] how many here have already voted? [applause] and for those of you who wake up tomorrow morning and go vote. after you vote for mitt romney go down the ballot a little more and vote for connie mack. can you do that? there are dig differences between senator nelson and myself. he was the deciding vote for obamacare. i voted against obamacare. [applause] senator nelson has voted for higher taxes 272 times. i voted to cut taxes. [applause] senator nelson voted to gut our military. i voted to strengthen our 34il8 tear. military [applause] a couple of things happen when i beat senator nelson. the second thing that happens is harry reid will no longer control the agenda. [applause] so florida, we're counting on you, we're counting on you to get out there and vote for mitt romney. i'm counting on you to go out and vote for me. together we'll make sure that mitt romney is the next president, that i'm the next se
in terms of sustained wind speeds. we also heard from the federal government about their inclination to close federal offices which they ultimately today and we heard from power companies expressing concern about their ability to maintain power. those three things led us to this decision to suspend all metrorail and metro bus service as well as metro access service all day on monday and what customers can expect is we'll make an announcement late this evening, probably around -- well, this evening probably around 6:00 off 7:00 about what to expect for tomorrow. >> i guess everybody will understand that the conditions are just going to worsen as howard has been telling us, and it's probably going to be the case that everything will be shut down tomorrow as well. >> well, yeah. we're going to make those decisions based on our damage assessment and based on what we hear from the region and what the federal government does. but if these forecasts are consistent and we're hearing the same thing as howard is reporting, it's likely that we may have service affects and impacts that continue
said the government response has been extensive and efficient. >> i have spoken to all the governors in all these states. they have issued emergency declarations. those have been turned around quickly here in the white house. we have prepositioned assets so that fema personnel are working closely with state and local governments. there's been close coordination between state, federal and local governme governments. >> if you want to know how close the coordination has been, listen to new jersey governor chris christie. >> i've been in touch with president obama this afternoon. the president called me at about 2:15 this afternoon. it was just the two of us on the phone. we had a good conversation. the president wanted to know if we had everything that we needed to be able to respond to the storm. i told him we did. we wanted to check on the level of cooperation with fema, i said it was excellent. he said if at any point over the next 48 hours, i was not getting from the federal government i should call him directly at the white house and had he was going to be there. and that i should
- stabilizing influence, and mason governments are facing government. and these opportunists are may be unpredictable. and i was use iraq as an example. there were lots of opportunists and iraq. iran, turkey, saudi arabia, kuwait, nonstate actors all opportunists trying to get finish of a situation or how to set project itself around the world? what does it mean to us as we look for the future conflicts? the character of conflict is changing by the operational environment conflict is change. but in my mind the fundamental nature of work remains the same. that's the struggle to influence populations in governance. that has not changed. so it's how we continue to understand that struggle within the new operational environment and context that we see it. the army has great 237 years ago to defend this nation comes to the interests of states abroad, and in my opinion that imperative has not changed. so as i got a force for the future, the one thing i tell everyone is that we're starting from a position of strength. and why do i say that? because of the army specifically with the most com
surprising. the d.c. government is closed. federal government is closed. also, the school system closed hered too. should also mention that metro is closed. that's going to have a big impact on a lot of people here today. we were out and about early this morning. we saw one of the last metro buses completing its rounds, heading back to the depot this morning. that's where the bus and others will stay until this storm is over. no metro bus service or rail service either. we caught up with a man going to reagan national this morning, needed to take metro to get there in order to catch his flight to do that because of the closure. he actually had to leave last night for a flight that doesn't leave until this morning. >> found out that the metro was going to be down all of monday. i said, you know what, i've got to go back to the airport. i came back, i guess, around 10:00. i've been here since 10:00. >> reporter: right now we are seeing light rain in the area. we are expecting heavy, heavy rainfall in the coming hours. it's going to last a long time. this is a slow moving storm. we are expecting
advantage of this instability in destabilizing influence and nascent governments are failing governments and these opportunists may be unpredictable. i always use iraq as an example. there are lots of opportunists in iraq, iran, turkey, saudi arabia and nonstate actors all opportunists trying to take advantage of the situation. how does that project itself around the world? what does that mean to us as we look at the future of conflict? the operational environment of conflict is changing but in my mind the fundamental nature of war remains the same and that is the struggle to influence populations in governance. that has not changed. so it's how we continue to understand that struggle within the new operational environment and the context we see it. the army was created 237 years go to defend this great nation insecure abroad and in my opinion that appear -- imperative does not change so the one thing i tell everyone you said we are starting from a position of strength and why do i say that? because in the army specifically we have the most combat tested, combat ready experience force we
minutes ago the federal government decided to close tomorrow. joining most school districts and county governments in our area. we have team coverage of the storm tonight across the metro area and along the shoreline, too. we begin with storm team 4 chief meteorologist doug kammerer with new information about sandy's track and the time line for potentially dangerous conditions here. doug? >> i think we're finally starting to understand just how big this storm is going to be and just how devastating it could potentially be. we've been talking about it for over a week now, making its way very close to our region. you can see where it is right now, and this is the interesting thing here. it is still moving out to sea, northeast right now at about 15 miles per hour, but you can see where the rain is lining up, and we are starting to see rain now across our region. we've also started to see -- rather tropical storm-force gusts of 30 to 40 miles an hour in parts of the area. again, tropical storm-force winds of 39 miles an hour or higher and we've seen those down toward the shore. now, curre
government. most local governments also closed. emergency personnel, though, are still asked to report. every major public transportation agency is closed today, including metro transit and vre. pretty much every flight into and out of our region has been canceled. you're advised to call your airline first if you have any questions about getting in or out of town. marc is shut down today. amtrak canceled most of its northeast corridor trains. again it's pret much a quiet day. today is also the third day of an extended weekend for most school systems in our region, and we have all of this information on our website. it's wusa9.com. we keep it updated 24/7. >>> very little traffic out there, but that doesn't mean we don't have problems and road closures. so let's go to monika samtani who's going to tell us about that. >>> if you're planning to head around town, let me take you to a graphic. here at the bay bridge, level one wind restrictions. that means winds are 40 to 49 miles an hour. no empty box trailers are house trailers allowed across the bay bridge. they'll reassess that throughout the
morning news. some important notes to pass along for you right now. the federal government will reopen today. employees still have the option for unscheduled leave or telework. most schools are reopened today but there are some delays. can you find all that information scrolling on the bottom of the screen. >> now, the power outages. utility companies are making head way. at this hour, dominion virginia has just under 21,000 people still in the dark. bge is now under 30,000 in anne arundel, howard, prince george's counties. pepco promised to have the power restored to 90% of its customers by this morning. >> they're moving along pretty where well there. >> great. >> other people still in the dark but we'll get there. >> yes. >> tucker, you have a lot of issues with power outages and trees. >> i mean certain neighborhoods, we just are more prone to it. my neighborhood, every time, as i said before. if my friends across the street, their children have a birthday party, blow the candles, the lights go out in the neighborhood. >> you have a lot of company. >> i do. things are going to get
four city parking garages here so that people can go ahead and do that. annapolis government offices are closed today except for central employees but that is the latest here. eyes on the sky. eyes on the water. your eyes need to be on fox 5 as hurricane coverage continues after thebreak.  >>> good morning, everyone. it is monday, october 29th. we are watching hurricane sandy this morning as it gets closer and closer to the coast. this is a live look at ocean city, maryland right now where you can see the rain in the forefront there in the camera and then the waves in the background there as they are kicking up and heading in there. we continue to watch the hurricane as the storm make its way to our area this morning. now, caution is the before the approach right now. >> it looks like everyone is taking the warnings about the storm pretty seriously. metro is closed today. that includes all rail, bus and metro access services. the federal government is also closed. d.c. government offices or closed and so are most school across the region. identify full list of closur
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candidates. plus, the bay from key house, senate, and government races are run the country. on c-span tonight, mitt romney campaigns in ohio. followed by vice president joe biden and bill clinton at a rally in ohio. a look atand a look at iowa wite latest chairs. the only place to get the real deal. i like newsmakers and -- i like that the commentary is only intended to let you know what is going on. there is not opinion and i appreciate how i can see through and understand the progrming itself. and i get my analysi elsewhere. c-sps jus tout th only wato g >> justin wat c-span on comcast. c-span, brought to you as a public service by levision pvide >> as on the east coast, the candidates alter their schedules. the federal goverment is closed. president obama nad mitt romney suspended campiagn activities through tuesday. and barack obama monitors the situation with the federal emergency. mitt romney asked supporters to help victims affected by hurricane sandy. he was joined by a congressman from ohio. this is 37 minutes. ♪ >> avonake. i say, avon lake is fired up today. thank you all for be
of government, rather than air to be arrests and monarchees. the united states isn't run by the wealthiest or by some sort of birth rite. we participate by our vote and elect leaders to represent us. president lincoln's gettysburg address is a constant reminder. the government of the people, by the people, and for the people. shall not perish from this earth. one person, one vote. that's a precious right. that's liberal. believing that government should be active in supporting social and political change. so there's the constitution. the founders built in the ability to amend it and to pass laws to form a more perfect union. things like, oh, abolishing slavery and segregation, giving women the right to vote and to choose, repealing don't ask don't tell so regardless of who you love you can serve in the military. plus our government has programs to help level the playing field so that everyone can succeed. like the g.i. bill. the lily ledbetter fair pay act. medicare. pell grants. head start. unemployment. is there anyone who hasn't benefited from at least one of these programs? fairness. t
main message to everybody involved is that we have to take this seriously, the federal government is working effectively with the state and local governments, it's going to be very important that populations in all the impacted states take this seriously, listen to your state and local elected officials. my message to the governors as well as to the mayors is anything they need, we will be there. and we're going to cut through red tape. we're not going to get bogged down with a lot of rules. we want to make sure that we are anticipating and leaning forward into making sure that we've got the best possible response to what is going to be a big and messy system, so again, thank you everybody. craig, would you like to add something? >> again, ration the president says, it's going to really come done to the public heeding the evacuation orders, taking protective measures. they can go to tray.gov to get information on how to protect your neighbors. this is going to be a big storm, we need to be there for each other. >> let me emphasize that again. ready.gov for the general public. if y
government is closed. the new york stock exchange is closed. for weather today for the first time in 27 years. and for the very latest on the hurricane's path, let's go right to what mark halperin just described as a national treasure right now, bill karins, our nbc news meteorologist. all right, bill, walk us through -- i know you were saying earlier the storm's taken a little more of a left turn than what was forecast about three hours ago. >> yeah. it's very slight, but it makes a big difference especially for atlantic city, new jersey, long beach island, central jersey. if the storm went right over you, your storm surge would have been less. if it goes south down by wildwood, that means your damage will multiply times worse. let me take you through the time line here. we just made it through our first high tide cycle. we've had major damage up and down the eastern seaboard. now we're headed towards the low tide. the water shouldn't rise any more. so the next event we're watching during the daylight hours is this. this orange cone here, those are the tropical storm-force wind gusts. they h
, to big an economy. the government can effect the direction of developments not the degree. >> the medication isn't that much stronger. i mean, you rule out protectionism, trade wars with china that kind of stuff which a lot of people reach to as a cure what's in the disease. >> yes. >> you're obviously strongly in favor of a marshall plan for middle class skills. community colleges. >> absolutely. and i think we can do some pretty radical things in education and training. you know, i don't see why education should be -- should cost -- why higher education should cost any american more than a nominal amount. i think that we can give tuition-free scholarships to everyone who attends public schools, public universities. and we have great public universities in america. and it would be a matter of rechanneling the student aid we now provide into this. and it would take it away from the private universities. i am saying look i'm a product of private universities but as a matter of public policy the distribution of money between the private and public sector in education i think
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they are " have to pay to governments, they see in this country we pay more to government if you're a business that any other major country in the world. in the europe their corporate tax rate which is to be higher than ours is now down to 25%. ours is 35%. businesses that are thinking of investing are interested in going elsewhere. kanaka brought their tax rate down to -- canada brought their tax rate down to 15%. i will propose sweeping our corporate tax rate from 35% down to 25%. at the same time we will have to get rid of deductions and exemptions and loopholes so we keep getting the revenue we need, but we want to bring the tax rate down to make america an ohio and more interesting place to invest. small businesses, because small businesses do not a bit difficult tax rate. they pay the individual tax rate. i want to bring it down. i want to bring down the individual rate house well. -- as well. i will make this proposal through our congress on day one. we will get real change in place from day one. there are other things i will do. i will make shall we finally get america on track to have
city? >> it's hard to estimate at this point the economic impact certainly the city government, we were closed today and all parts of the government were closed today. we expect the same thing. we are -- we've already announced the same thing for tomorrow as well as all of our public schools, parochial schools, charter schools as well. probably 25, 30 colleges and universities have already -- the bulk of them announced yesterday that they were closing today and tomorrow and so certainly many of the employers, because the -- all of the regional rail system -- the entire mass trans sis sit testimony was shut down and it was difficult for the employees to get in. so clearly an economic impact but we won't be able to do that assessment for probably a couple weeks. >> well, we wish you all the best, mayor nutter from philadelphia. thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us tonight. >> thank you very much. >>> and with me all night tonight will be nbc meteorologist bill karins. you heard what they were worried about, continuing rains. where is the storm headed next? >> i would say we
think they have to have a blow out to really be able to govern. i think if it will be close, it will only be closed for obama. one comment about the 47%. i do not know about the rest of the country, down here there are usually two or three generations of people in houses on welfare and government assistance. how are you going to help those people when the democrats keep helping them stay where they are at? host: 2 like for the call. a quick trip 2016. looking at the economy and trade with china. not long ago the u.s. had a global economy all to itself. it was the dominant producer of consumer goods. the romney campaign focusing heavily as it has on jobs and the economy, issue in this new add a few days ago. [video clip] >> let me tell you how i will create 12 million jobs when president obama could not. first, my energy independence policy means more than 3 million new jobs. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates 7 million more. expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training the texas to over 12 million new
of the joys they might have normally had on halloween. >> it is not like the government will sign an executive order to move it to this weekend. he joked that it might be fun to recalifornia it for election day. >> brian: last year was cancelled because of the ice storm and brought a lot of power and lights down. it is important to know that two million people are without power and it is dangerous driving conditions. you don't want them to the streets. >> steve: from wind and rain to snow. blizzard continues to several states including west virginia virge and north carolina . think it is too early to get the ice scraper out. this picture from kentucky. maria molina. it went from a hurricane to a brrrocane. it produced blizzard conditions in many states not only kentucky, but west virginia, maryland and north carolina and virginia and tennessee. one place in each state recordding 20 inches of snow. two feet in virginia and maryland. incredible to see these conditions. we had blizzard warnings in affect. they have been allowed to expire. we are seeing it come down in states of west virginia and
government is closed today for all nonessential personnel. metro rail and bus service is also suspended until this afternoon. then metro will reassess the situation. marc, vre, and amtrak service along the northeast corridor all suspended today as well. and flights out of dulles, reagan national, are cancelled until further notice. >> lots of schools closed this morning in virginia, alexandria, arlington, fairfax, falls church city, and loudoun county schools are closed. also manassas city, manassas park, stafford city and spotsylvania schools as well. in maryland, prince george's county, montgomery, and howard county schools are closed. >> as are anne arundel, charles, and frederick counties. you can find a complete list of schools running at the bottom of your screen as well as online at nbcwashington.com. >> all of this because of the weather that rolled through yesterday. tom kierein keeping an eye on developments. what are we seeing now? >>> thankfully, the storm is winding down for us. we still have moderate showers coming tregion, and it is snowing now. garrett county, western maryland
. state government is here. we are doing what we need to dofment we are coordinating with fema. i want to thank the administrator for being here, for the input he's already had in helping to make our operation betterment we'll move on from here. what i said yesterday i really mean. there's got to be sorrow. you see that in -- and the president has seen that today, in the eyes and faces of the folks he met. that sorrow is appropriate. we suffered some loss. luckily we haven't suffered that much loss of life and we thank god for that. but we have suffered losses, and this is the worst storm i have seen in my lifetime in the state. but we cannot permit that sorrow to replace the resilience i know all new jerseyans have. so we will get up and we'll get this thing rebuilt and we'll put things back together because that's what this state is all about and always has been all about. for all of you who are here, i met a bunch of you today, who disregarded my admonition, get the hell out of here, you know, you are forgiven this time. you are forgiven this time but not for much longer. we got to
. he wants everyone to stay off the rows on monday. there is no bus service, no state government in operation, no trains running and certainly a reason to stay put and let sandy come through. cheryl connor, abc2news. >>> thank you. >>> let's take it down to ocean city right now. everybody that is traveling over the bridge and see what we see every summer and to see this tonight, since we were kids we used to go down here and to see this place getting pounded like it is tonight, hopefully everybody there has heeded the call to get out. everybody out of downtown by 8:00 tonight. everybody was packing up and heading for somewhere safer tonight. <£ beaches now. a handyman had to board up business as long the boardwalk. northbound toles suspended. everybody trying to get out and delaware flooded near the indian river bridge. a state trooper was rescued. now, here is christian schaffer live via skype. it was pretty bad earlier when we talked to you. what is it looking like tonight? >> reporter: pretty bad tonight. delaware beach and they are saying they don't have anymore roads closed
k35i7b events. u.s. government has nonemergency federal workers granted administrative leave on monday due to hurricane. president obama declared a state of emergency for the commonwealth of massachusetts as a result of hurricane sandy. u.s. federal offices in d.c. closed. philadelphia, the southeast pennsylvania transit authority, septa as its called, will suspend all services at the end of the sunday service. listening, they're not playing around, if you're in any of these areas, you need to listen to what your officials are telling us. george howell is in kill devil hills, north carolina. george, you have been out there all day. tell me how the weather has intensified. >> reporter: don, i can tell you right now we are actually getting a break in the wind. the winds are dying down a bit, but they are also shifting. we can tell that's happening, and that strong rain is backing off, but this storm continues to move to the north and it is changing hour by hour. here within the last few hours we've been in touch with emergency management officials here in dare county just to fi
website wusa9.com. but a lot of people have this information from yesterday. governments, school systems were all very proactive in letting us know about closures. we were able to tell you that last night and just reconfirm this morning everything is closed. >> welcome monika samtani. she has a lot to do with the commute this moing. howard, the thing that strikes me, every time we hear someone talk about it is the width of the storm. >> the diameter goes about 900 miles. 450 miles or so from the center. amazing stuff. just looking at a couple of things. remember a year ago it was snowing. i had two and a half inches of snow at my house and a lot more north and west. this is the anniversary of the big snow that got new england especially with a couple of feet. we have blizzard warnings in the mountains of west virginia all the way up to garrett county. around here we've got issues. i am just looking at the high tides for alexandria where jessica doyle is. there's one at 8:45 and 9:00 p.m. tonight. those will be the critical times because we have coastal flood warnings 1 to 3 feet above no
. >> absolutely. that means the federal government is closed today. pretty much every local government is closed in our area. >> emergency personnel are still being asked to report in. >>> every major public transportation agency is closed today, including metro transit and vre. almost every flight in and out of our region has been canceled. and so you are advised to call your airline. mark is shut down today. amtrak has canceled most northeast corridor trains. >> today is the third day of an extended weekend for most school systems in our region. and we have all of this on our website at wusa9.com, also running at the bottom of the screen and we'll keep it updated 24/7. >>> all of the rain and wind associated with this storm are expected to leave several thousand of our neighbors without power. >>> we hav on our phone a representative from pepco. let's go to howard first. >> howard, tell us what's happening. >> well, the storm got stronger overnight, seeing the pressure drop more, one of the lowest pressures ever reported for hatteras. winds will be increasing throughout the day. 40 miles an ho
? a little bit for everybody. all right. now, okay, "new york times." a big storm requires big government. disaster coordination is one of the most vital functions of big government, which is why mitt romney wants to eliminate it. at a republican primary debate last year, mr. romney was asked whether emergency management was a function that should be returned to the states. he not only agreed, he went further. mr. romney not only believes that states acting independently can handle the response to a vast east coast storm better than washington, but that companies can do an even better job. he said it was immoral for the federal government to do all these things if it means increasing the debt. many don't like the idea of free aid for poor people or think people should pay for their bad decisions, which this week includes living on the east coast. >> what do you want me to say? >> nothing. i really don't want you to say anything. >> no, i want to say something. >> okay. go ahead and say something. >> that's absolutely ridiculous. >> okay. >> i think what mitt romney is absolutely ridiculou
personnel or working with state and local governments do make sure that food and water and emergency generation is available for the communities that will be hardest hit. >> on the east coast of our nation a lot of people are enduring some very difficult times. our hearts and our prayers go to them as we think about how tough it will be. >>shepard: the president and governor romney have canceled events because of the storm. nasa shows hurricane sandy approaching the united states with tropical storm force winds extending almost 500 miles from the center. that is the biggest storm that ever hit the region since records have been kept. combined with high tide and a full noon and to other weather systems that the be part of this weather system and we are watching history in the making. this storm is going to come ashore sooner than we thought. it will come to sure more quickly than first forecast. with all of that if mind we have coverage with rick on the northern shore of new jersey and doug is in delaware, first, we will get to where we are and where it is going. and janice dean, what
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